Chapter 1 Ryan and Ashley
As a child I would anticipate the visits to the local barbershop, and a milkshake from the "Armview" restaurant with my grandfather. Sitting in this unchanged war time shop, I would take in the smells of the shave cream, the sounds of the clippers, and of course the pin ups on the wall. I watched as men with war tattoos came in and shared stories, joked and laughed. I realized that the barbershop was a place where all men are equals. A place where any man could get cleaned up, look, and feel good.
Later I met a wonderful woman named Ashley Muise who shared the same love for the culture. When I decided to sell my handmade beard oil, Ashley was the first to support. Along with her support, she decided to add original tattoo creams to the Artful Dodger line up. We then reached out to Jay Suter, owner of Permanent Ink Custom Tattooing in Halifax for more input and an initial platform to launch our products. Jay has been a key member of the Artful Dodger family since. After we reached out to a couple of bearded guys, Rob Lutes and Tom Lutes to test and give feed back on our products. Since then they have been a great addition to the team.
With much support and love from our family and friends, Artful Dodger beard oil was born. We hope you too can join our family.
Chapter 2 Rob Carries On
As of recent Ryan and Ashley have taken a back seat to Artfuldodger, this is due to new life beginnings and new careers for them. Ryan is now a Barber which was the missing piece to his puzzle. And with a new baby boy things changed. Now operations will be taken over by Rob and he hopes to be able to bring Artfuldodger to the next level.